Another celebrity gossip magazine.
I gave Premier Christianity a fair trial in my opinion; I read four copies before I made my judgment.
I'm sad to say it's turning into another celebrity gossip magazine; last month, Billy Graham's son, Franklin was in the UK, so what did a Christian magazine focus on? Boxing.
This month it looks as if we may have an article on Justin Bieber getting married. I did suggest if they want a culture page, they could do work on church history - I would have been willing to write the articles and taking the photos would have given my life a purpose and a reason to fight my agoraphobia.
This month (November), I am pleased to the magazine has little celebrity news. I don't object to celeb articles, but when the articles take half the magazine pages, it does ask the question, are they just making stories are they making celeb stories into religious articles to fill the pages?
I appreciate that the magazine is trying to attract younger readers, and the article on Hillsong was excellent, but why waste six pages talking about boxers who think the Lord helps them win.
Let us be honest, with the Lord's help or not, the only way a boxer is going to is to out punch his opponent.
If you wanted to do this article, a better angle would have been how does your belief in God go with the knowledge that you're about to be paid more than anyone will see in their life, simply for beating another man up. It isn't about the Lord, just who has the biggest fists and the determination to inflict the most brutality on the other person.
I am sorry, there is NO way that I can see a boxer as believing in the Lord, only his pay packet as they are just overpaid thugs.
In the latest, excellent, issue of Premier Christianity magazine, there is an article on biohacking, fundamentally redefining who you are by altering your genetic codes and adding chemicals to enhance your performance.
I may not be ideal, but other than a change of hair color I wouldn't change anything; tampering with what the Lord designed is not right in my opinion, there again, I am not driven by the drive to be successful as many of the younger generations need to be.
Even if I'd been more intelligent, I doubt it would have helped me in life as my parents would not have put me through University, even though they had the money; and I couldn't have paid the fees.
In short, I am old-fashioned enough to consider coming second knowing you did your best is preferable to winning by using devices/ chemical enhancements.
A final note, would I alter my genetic code knowing what I am like now, if anyone needs to change their code it is people like me with masses of bad genes, but I would not change who I am.